HALLELUJAH! I say Hallelujah….because that was the exact word that one of the attorneys said when I told him Wanda was released from the hospital! The most unexpected word from him ever! It was funny—and awesome…..you’d have to work here to understand. *Grin*.
It is gloomy looking, very cool, wet, windy and just not a pleasant day for “sky watching”…..unless you are expecting “Someone to appear!” A friend of mine lost an earring this week and we’ve all been looking at the ground/floor as we walk. No looking up. Just down.
Do you know what you see when you look down? Junk. A mess. Dirt in the corner, dirty baseboards (you know I have a thing about baseboards), little giblets of paper, pieces of trash brought in from outside. It will make your neck hurt to constantly look down. You lose your focus. You may even run into a tree limb (like I did at the post office the other night—well it was dark!).
I needed to change my focus this week. I have looked down at the gloomy circumstances of things so long that my neck hurts. So, here we go. The best day of the week. Where we all “choose” to look up. Not down. Not at what we don’t have, but at what we do have. That’s what Thankful Thursday is all about. Thank you my sweet friend Iris for gathering us all together at your “house” to look UP!
eI am thankful for a WONDERFUL Bible Study last night at Wanda’s house! With her! AND Beth Moore! We began the “Stepping Up” study last night, and sisters—-this is THE ONE for us all!
eI am thankful for the winter weather…yes it’s cold, yes it’s been a bit rainy….but we need it.
eI am thankful for my sweet friend (in real life), Elizabeth who gave birth to an awesome baby boy weighing in at 9 lbs 2 oz! He starts school in a week! (kidding)
eI am thankful for my family. The closeness of each heart.
eMost of all, I am thankful for my Father. In heaven. His love knows no boundaries….He will reach in the deepest pit for me….wade through the thickest mud…..and show me love when I am at my most “unlovable”. That’s my Father.
Iris’ verse for the day: “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. ~ Ephesians 2:8-10 (ESV)